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Downlighting Create a soft, subtle glow by mounting flood and spotlights above the landscape.
Be sure to test the lighting effects of various fixture locations before permanently installing fixtures.
Security Lighting Decks and Porches
Decorative outdoor lighting designs can also add security features for your home. The majority of residential crimes take place after dark – when thieves feel they cannot be seen.
A well-lit yard can be an excellent crime prevention method and fixtures designed specifically for security, like motion sensors, can add extra protection and convenience. Consider using PAR lampholders on the corners aimed down each wall of your home.
It’s important to outline the perimeters of the deck and railings, as well as provide safety for nighttime use on decks and outdoor porches. Use low voltage (12V) fixtures for maximum electrical safety.
Be sure to install fixtures on the perimeter of decks and porches - so they don't create hazardous environments for people walking around.
Produce an awe-inspiring effect by placing light fixtures directly behind your subject. Lights mounted near the bottom of a tree or shrub will cast the plant’s shadow against the sky for an intriguing twilight display.
This technique is often used near the home for an appealing façade.